Governing Board Diversity

The Department for Education (DfE) recognises that diversity is important and wants governing boards to be increasingly reflective of the communities they serve. The DfE encourages schools and trusts to collect and publish diversity data about the board.

 

The school uses Governing board diversity indicators form by the National Governance Association to collect data. Completion of this form is on a voluntary basis and should be submitted in confidence to Head Teacher Mrs Emeny.

  • Gender What is your gender?
  • Female: 50% (6)
  • Male: 50% (6)
  • Other gender identity: –
  • I prefer not to say: –

Of governors and trustees responding to the NGA annual survey, 61% identify as female and 39% as male.

  • Age What was your age group on your last birthday?
  • 18-40: 33.3% (4)
  • 41-60: 50% (6)
  • 61 or over: 16.7% (2)
  • I prefer not to say: –

Young people are currently under-represented in school governance. NGA estimates that 6% of volunteers are aged under 40, including 1% aged under 30.

  • Disability Do you have a disability?
  • I have a disability and require additional support and or adjustments… : 8.3% (1)
  • I have a disability but require no additional support and or adjustments…: –
  • I do not have a disability: 91.7% (11)
  • I prefer not to say: –
  • Ethnicity What is your ethnic group?
  • Bangladeshi: –
  • Chinese: 8.3% (1)
  • Indian: 8.3% (1)
  • Pakistani: 8.3% (1)
  • Any other Asian background: 8.3% (1)
  • African background: –
  • Carribean: 8.3% (1)
  • Any other Black, Black British or Caribbean background: 8.3% (1)
  • White and Asian: –
  • White and Black African: –
  • White and Black Caribbean: –
  • Any other Mixed or Multiple background: –
  • English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish or British: 41.7% (5)
  • Gypsy or Irish Traveller: –
  • Irish: –
  • Roma: –
  • Any other White background: 8.3% (1)
  • Arab: –
  • Any other ethnic group: –

All ethnic minorities remain significantly and consistently underrepresented on governing boards. NGA estimates that 93% of those governing are White British. Meanwhile, 34% of primary school pupils, 32% of secondary school pupils and 30% of special school pupils come from an ethnic minority background.

  • Religion What is your religion?
  • Buddhist: –
  • Christian (including Church of England, Catholic, Protestant and all other Christian denominations): 50% (6)
  • Hindu: –
  • Jewish: –
  • Muslim: 25% (3)
  • Sikh: –
  • No religion: 25% (3)
  • I prefer not to say: –
  • Any other religion: –
  • Distance to School How close do you live to the school or trust where you govern?
  • Less than 1 mile: 25% (3)
  • 2 to 5 miles: 58.3% (7)
  • 6 to 15 miles: 8.3% (1)
  • 16 to 40 miles: –
  • More than 40 miles: 8.3% (1)
  • I prefer not to say: –
  • School Background Which type of school did you attend between the ages of 11-16?
  • State-run or state-funded school: 91.7% (11)
  • Independent or fee-paying school: –
  • Attended school outside the UK: 8.3% (1)
  • Any other education setting: –
  • I prefer not to say: –
  • Education Did you continue your education after leaving school?
  • Further education (sixth form/college): 8.3% (1)
  • Higher education (university): 83.3 % (10)
  • An apprenticeship route: 8.3% (1)
  • I did not continue my education: –
  • I prefer not to say: –
  • Free School Meals Were you eligible for free school meals at any point during your education?
  • Yes: 16.7% (2)
  • No: 75% (9)
  • I don’t know: –
  • Not applicable: 8.3% (1)
  • I prefer not to say: –